In a widely expected move, Lonzo Ball said after the Bruins' 86-75 loss to Kentucky on Friday night that the game was his last for UCLA.
Greg Gard loses the core of a team that made two Final Fours, so a drop-off can be expected, despite the Badgers' top-40 recruiting class.
Malik Monk praises teammate De'Aaron Fox's performance, talks about how Kentucky guarded UCLA's Lonzo Ball and looks to the Elite Eight matchup against North Carolina.
Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox calls his 39-point performance against UCLA the best of his season and looks ahead to Sunday's matchup with North Carolina.
De'Aaron Fox scores a career-high 39 points and Kentucky defeats UCLA 86-75 to advance to the 33rd Elite Eight in school history.
Lonzo Ball simply states that the Bruins lost to a great Wildcats team and compliments De'Aaron Fox's 39-point performance. When asked, Ball says this was his final game at UCLA and thanks the fans for all their support.
NCAAM RPI Leader
|RK||TEAM||CONF||W-L||BPI RK||SOS RK||SOR RK||RPI RK|
|8||West VirginiaWVU||Big 12||28-9||8||24||12||24|
|22||Iowa StateISU||Big 12||24-11||22||2||15||22|
- BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
- SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
- SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
- RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).